Everyone Can Be Good at Math

Please spare me protestations to the contrary: “I’m just not a math person.” We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably are a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing …

Wanted: Adult Supervision at the Department of Homeland Security

Everyone should be disturbed by this story: President Obama has now moved to place a new team at the head of the Department of Homeland Security, nominating Jeh Johnson for secretary of Homeland Security, to join Stevan Bunnell as general counsel. Both men are eminently qualified, but they'll need to hit the ground running. At …

New Bulletin: The National Security Agency Doesn’t Like Being Thrown under Buses

So, we know that the Obama administration is claiming that the president did not know that the National Security Agency was bugging the communications of foreign leaders like Angela Merkel. I don't believe these denials, and I certainly hope that they are not true, because I think that the question of whether we should spy on …

About that “If You Like Your Health Insurance, You Can Keep It” Pledge

It was nonsense from the beginning. And the White House knew it: President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under …

Is Anyone Home at the White House?

Apparently, the president of the United States was unaware that American intelligence agencies tap the phones of foreign leaders. Like Stephen Bainbridge, I don't expect an American president to "know everything that goes on within Leviathan," but this particular issue seemed important enough to stay on top of, no? More here, where we learn that the …

The Bottomless Disaster that Is the Obamacare Rollout

Once again, they pull me back in: Obamaphiles are finally forced to admit that the White House's previous assurances regarding Obamacare--that it would allow those who like their insurance to keep it--had the unfortunate tendency to not coincide with the truth. David Axelrod now informs us that "most people" will be able to keep insurance plans …